Blair committed to NI, sadly…

TONY Blair has insisted that Northern Ireland will remain a priority for him after tomorrow’s election, if he’s still Prime Minister. God help us all. Hasn’t he enough to be worried about at home?Bliar said:

“It still comes back to the same basic question, which is the way forward is for the republicans to give up violence completely and totally and go into a different mode of operation altogether of exclusively peaceful and democratic means, and for unionists on that basis to share power.

“It’s the only deal that is ever going to be done. I think we have come a long way in Northern Ireland.

“That is not to say the problems aren’t very frustrating but on the other hand I think given some more time and effort we can get this thing done.”